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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 18, 2010 4:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Ha! 75...I saw ALL the shows that you could go to without an invitation! 3 of 4, with # 4 being the invitation only (Music Hall, Vault rec'd; at least our understanding at the time was it was not open to the public...maybe I am wrong?). So, I am all for wishing there had been more in that year.

I will jump on the band wagon and say "vocals" as well...we've been over it so many times of course, but I could relate to so many comments above, like the "how can I play this for a newbie? I'd better use the album studio effort instead!".

Of course, I also felt there was a general decline late 70s and on, but it was really the bigger venues, and vocals that were the two biggest changes to cause me to stop by 82.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Aug 19, 2010 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

"I saw ALL the shows that you could go to without an invitation! 3 of 4, with # 4 being the invitation only (Music Hall, Vault rec'd; at least our understanding at the time was it was not open to the public..."

Too bad you weren't the PM at that time, I'm sure you would have been on the list.

TOOTMO

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 19, 2010 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Damn! I think I now understand why no one invites me to anything exciting these days! The only "call backs" I get nowadays are from my doctors...crap. And they make me wait; and pay...and for what? more bad news? I mean really.

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Poster: snori Date: Aug 19, 2010 6:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Well of course I'm envious, but as with my other 'complaint' it's all to do with the accident of birth that set me down over here.

(My only real gripe would be the adoption of songs like 'Why don't we do in in the road', 'Mr Fantasy', et al from English bands that don't suit their style.)

Incidentally WT say Happy Birthday to Ginger - 71 today (going on 91.)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 19, 2010 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

OK, I'll join the "vocals" group.

I will, however, branch off a bit and include lyrics. Many of the tunes are outstanding and very well written, but a few of them kind of leave me flat, if not run over and bleeding. Eyes, for example, is rather silly when you look at it closely. Nice message, but kind of delivered in a Winnie the Pooh style.
How about "Rolling in the rushes down by the riverside"?. Hmm, nothing more romantic than getting busy in a swamp. And the boinking cats in LLR, well that may be the worst line ever written (now that would also make for a good thread). There are many other examples that have caused me on many occaisions to tell the wife "Don't listen to the words, just focus on the playing". But then she heard Chinacat and I lost all credibility.

EDIT 3: The Worst Lyric Ever was a past thread actually. Rob, if you're out there, feel free to dig up the link. It was rather humorous as I recall.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2010-08-19 15:25:50

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 19, 2010 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Happy to oblige. Is this the one you had in mind?

http://www.archive.org/post/309811/drugs-and-the-dead

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 19, 2010 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

I knew I could count on you, our resident archivist.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 19, 2010 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Some, dare I say it, tend toward the melodramatic...just don't alert Trumpethead.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 19, 2010 10:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

Oh yes, him. Gone but not forgotten, and certainly not missed.

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Poster: snori Date: Aug 19, 2010 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what did the Grateful dead ever do for us ?

This thread is beginning to have a familiar ring to it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExWfh6sGyso

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 19, 2010 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

>boinking cats in LLR, well that may be the worst line ever written

TOTALLY agree.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 19, 2010 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So what DON'T you like about em'?

lyrics! - or as a few in my crowd used to say, "ah, the filler".

And no, I don't want to read another exegis on Ripple....

That said, many a line are so stuck in my brain that my first reaction to something may well be a Hunter line.

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